Chocolate Mousse Torte

Carl’s birthday was in February, so the fact that I’m getting around to sharing the dessert from that occasion in April is a little sad, since all this time it’s been weighing on my mind how you’re all missing out on having this chocolate decadence in your lives. Obviously it wasn’t weighing too heavily, since […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Cheesecake

While scrolling through Instagram at my annual birthday hair appointment, I came across a cheesecake that stopped me in my tracks. It didn’t help that I hadn’t eaten lunch and was ravenously hungry; the worst possible time to look at pictures of food. I picked up the necessary 3 bricks of cream cheese on the […]

Homemade Oreos

There are few things I like better than a good giant Oreo entering my face. Oreos are one of my only hard cookie weaknesses (only the chocolate ones, not the goldens). Being able to make an even more delicious version at home can only be a dangerous thing. Thankfully they require the extra step of […]

Strawberry & Cream Shortbread

Shortbread with strawberries and whipped cream - simple and perfect!

The credit for today’s shortbread goes entirely to Gemma, and my nephew Lucas, who convinced me making roll-and-bake cookies was an excellent idea on a rainy day at home with eight children aged nine and under. Believe it or not, they were right – it was a good idea. I always love shortbread, and this […]

Field Berry Pie

Mixed Berry Pie - the fastest pie you'll make this summer | hiddenponies.com

I’m realizing that often I use the expression “I struggle with…” as code for “This really ticks me off and I complain about it more than I should.” For instance, “I struggle with the time around dinner when the kids are hungry and the house is it’s warmest and I feel like I need 23 more […]

Mom’s Recipes: Meringue Nests with Lemon Cream and Mixed Berries

Meringue Nest with Lemon Cream and Fresh Berries

A lot of people ask me, “how do you do it?”, and I’m never sure how to respond. Do what? When? Probably the best answer is not very well, and with a lot of help. No one can do it all, and my recipe testing has fallen far off to the wayside this past couple […]

Marshmallow Pops

Remember that amazing surprise party we talked about on Monday? Well, I was happy to be left with the extra toppings from the apple fondue bar and couldn’t wait to put them to good use!For Theo’s birthday, since Carl was gone and vanilla cupcakes are my weakness, I decided to forego the cake and let […]

Mom’s Recipes: Banana Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Frosted Banana Sheet Cake

Mom’s here today showing everyone who ever doubted exactly where I got my math skills and love of happy dances from :)  Let’s not pretend this cake is anything but an excuse to eat a massive layer of cream cheese frosting and feel ok about it because there’s fruit in the cake.  Also, before we […]